Self-Lacing Nikes Exist, Michael J. Fox Just Got First Pair

October 21, 2015

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Nike just gave Michael J. Fox the first pair of auto-lacing Air Mags, and confirmed a limited edition release of the shoes in spring 2016, to be auctioned off like they did with the 2011 Mags to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. They made 1,510 pairs in 2011, which sold for a total of $4.7-million, or an average of $3,110 a pair. So expect to pay at least that if you want to get your hands on feet in a pair that are actually self-lacing. Then buy me a pair too because I never learned how to tie my own shoes and can only wear flip-flops and my feet get really dirty walking around all day and I can't always shower before bed so my sheets are F***ING DISGUSTING.

Keep going for the letter Nike sent Michael, as well as a VIDEO of him auto-lacing his pair. Just make sure to have the volume on though so you can hear the sound they make.

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Michael J. Fox models the first self-lacing Nike Mags.

Michael J. Fox models the first self-lacing Nike MAG.

Posted by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thanks to my buddy Ferrous, who deserves a pair of these shoes the same way I deserve a good night's sleep for once.

  • Isaac Bow.

    awe he is so excited he is shaking!

  • SuperFreckle

    Dude, that's a low blow...

  • Isaac Bow.

    I know...

  • Matt

    Cool. More shoes for rich Rappers. Thanks Nike.

    I love that they contribute to such a great cause, but I missed out on the 2011 pairs. and I doubt I'll be able to swing these either. I'll still try.

  • Janice Veldsma

    WOw and just today we were talking about thos shoes on work ! Amazing !! http://bit.ly/1gO4nLd

  • Wyldstaar

    Damn, that is painful to watch. Parkinsons sucks!

  • timeiskey

    yeah his ability to put on those shoes was shakey at best

  • Cordingly

    But there is a silver lining in that hopefully they can make this quite functional for people that suffer from ailments that might make tying regular shoe laces a tedious task.

  • Wyldstaar

    That's what Velcro laces are for.

  • Zachary Maltais

    Not nearly as cool, this way you can still have swagger with a crappy disease.

  • RetchEWretched

    Michael J. Fox more than deserves to receive the first pair. How awesome!!!

  • Andrew Newton

    and probably benefits the most as he doesn't have to fumble through tying his shoes...

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